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Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading


The Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading Program is a voluntary, market-based, state program designed to assist Pennsylvania’s efforts to meet Chesapeake Bay Program nutrient load requirements.  Under the Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading Program, where eligibility requirements are met, nutrient sources (such as municipal wastewater treatment facilities) that exceed established nutrient load levels are permitted to reduce/off-set those levels through the purchase of nutrient load credits from other sources (such as agricultural operations) that have reduced nutrient load levels below established levels.

This guide is intended to represent a collection of legal resources relating to the Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading Program.  While the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law makes every effort to maintain and update the content furnished in this guide, no warranty or other guarantee is made regarding the timeliness or accuracy of any information provided.

For more information, please contact the Guide Author, Sean High, Staff Attorney at The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law.  

Phone: (814) 865-5017


The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law

Penn State Law

The Pennsylvania State University

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University Park, PA 16803

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